The 2014 Grand River Bass Derby

Updated Saturday September 19, 2015 by Stanley Park Optimist Club.


Photo: Ed Fleischer is shown with the 20" smallmouth bass that earned him first place - and $2,000 - at the 2014 Grand River Bass Derby.  

It was another very successful year for the Derby - the 27th annual event - with 480 official entries plus a lot of youth - all of whom received a prize package. Organizers are already getting things in order for next year's derby!



2014 Final Results

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 6 the 2014 Grand River Derby officially closed and the results became final. Congratulations to all the winners, those who managed to catch a fish (or more) - and those who participated in this year's derby.

Adult (Open) Division
1st place - $2,000 cash (20") Ed Fleischer
2nd place - $1,000 cash (19 13/16") Brian Schnarr
3rd place - $500 cash (19 3/4") Alex Grose
4th & 5th places – Don Smith (19 7/16”) and Chris Bignell (19 9/32”) won prize packages from Natural Sports

Junior Division
1st place – Dimitri Taves (18 5/16")
2nd place – Braden Restoule (18 7/32")
3rd place – Aidin Hopper (16 1/4”)
4th & 5th places – Jadin Kains (15 27/32”) and Tyler Campbell (15 3/4”)

Early Bird Draw

Terry Geisel won a package of gear from Quantum Fishing

Catch’n Fish Prize

Katie Geisel won the Google Nexus 7 donated by Chris Lasso of Catch’n Fish

Logel’s Tagged Fish

Peter Holden earned $1,000 by catching one of them. The other is still worth $100 when the tag is brought in (within a year) to Nelson at Natural Sports.

Youth draw for the bike

Ian McDougall got to ride it out of the room – and keep it!

Royal Distributing Gift Certificates 

Ron Brown, Don Oliver and Brendan Clark

Grand Prize Draw

Josh Prince won the charter (for 6) to go fishing with Paul Powis (J & P Fishing)


(This is a slideshow of the 2014 Derby- click the arrow tabs to circulate through the photos - click on the left tab to read the captions.  Clicking on the photo itself transfers you to the Picasa Web Album. This feature may require you to have Adobe Flash Player installed.)

We hope you enjoyed the great weather this year, had at least a few nibbles - and made it out to the award presentations and door prizes at the closing ceremony. 

Come out and join us in 2015 - the fish will all be bigger!  Dates and details to be confirmed. 

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